EC serial rapist jailed for life

16:15 (GMT+2) Tue, 14 May 2019

A serial rapist has been sentenced to three life terms in the Bhisho High Court.

Provincial police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni, says 39-year-old part-time mechanic and taxi driver, Sivuyile Ngqula, of Peddie, was sentenced by Judge Belinda Hartle on Tuesday.

He was arrested last January for a crime spree committed between 2014 and 2016 during which he raped and robbed several women.

Ngqula, who preyed on his commuters, also received a further 20-year jail term on rape and attempted rape charges.

Eastern Cape Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General, Liziwe Ntshinga, has welcomed the sentences.